Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A New Song I Love

To be completely honest, life is busy and crazy right now.  I might go so far as to say, difficult.

I have four babies who could benefit from one on one, constant supervision.  I am only one human.

So my life is a series of making sure everyone is safe, cleaning up poop, double checking on everyone again, cleaning another mess, checking on everyone, looking for someone, finding them, drinking a Coke, cleaning up another mess,  looking up/thinking up something good to do with our time, checking on everyone, cleaning up urine, you get the idea.

But I want to be more.

So much, much more.

When I’m gone, I want the world to be a better place cause I was in it.

I want to be known as a follower of Jesus.

I want there to be evidence that I actually followed Him.

So what can I do?

Money, I don’t have.

Time, I don’t have much.

My hands, I have two hands that are willing to work.

So I try to do whatever I can.  Whatever I see.  A meal here.  An evening spent in service there.

I wish it was more.  But it’s where I am right now.

So I love this song!!


Dream small
Don't bother like you've gotta do it all
Just let Jesus use you where you are
One day at a time
Live well
Loving God and others as yourself
Find little ways where only you can help
With His great love
A tiny rock can make a giant fall
Dream small

Monday, July 09, 2018

July So Far

A member of our ward opened up a shop and all three of my big girls are working there.  It’s a fun and supportive environment – I love the owners and love that the girls are working together.


One of the littles favorite activities this summer is playing in the water.  It’s so hot here – crazy hot.  So I got a big bucket and some little kitchen gadgets from the dollar store.  I fill up the bucket and they empty it!  :)


For this last term Becca has clinicals every weekend.  So we have the kids.  Getting this cutie dressed for church.


We have been trying to have our friend, Kathleen Satterwhite, over for forever!  Our schedules finally meshed – We watched Wreck It Ralph and then played Ticket to Ride (Joy won!)

We love this woman!  She has had such a wonderful impact on my babies!




4th of July - Food and fireworks


Bella and her selfies


Adorable babies


Church activity for the 4th


Bella loves babies so much!!


Kai and I went to the store and a firetruck was out front.  We had to check it out!


Saturday, June 09, 2018

Summer So Far…

We had all of the family over plus the missionaries – my poor teeny house was about to burst!  But it was fun!

Meanwhile Jason had been suffering from chest pain for several hours, so we ended up at the ER to get him checked out.  No heart attack, so he gets the privilege of a stress test out patient.IMG_2736

I’m sorry, but my kid’s teacher is better than yours.  Look what he sent today – along with two videos walking through the school showing Bella that there was no one at school and she wasn’t missing anything.  I love him!


So my latest teaching aid for Kai cost me $1.38 for the ping pong balls.  I just had to cut the egg carton in half.  We are starting with what braille is.  I want him to know that braille is the name of all of those bumps he feels in his books.  He loves his alphabet songs, so he is getting familiar with the alphabet.  So today we started on a braille cell.  A braille cell has six dots.  We counted to six.  We filled the cells with ping pong balls.  We counted them.  Then we worked on the letter A.  A has only one dot, dot 1.  We talked about A being in his name.  We sang (I sang) the song  for his name, “ K A I, K A I, K A I  spells Kai, Kai, Kai.”  We will repeat that for the next several days till I see some understanding and recognition.  Tonight in our story, we found the letter A.  He furrowed his brow.  Which means, he has no idea what I am talking about – or he made a connection.  We’ll see.  Time is what he needs.


This little monkey!  She has the most expressionate eye brows!!  Her Mama had a 2nd job interview today – so exciting!!


Playing with Joy’s new pop jewelry.


I love flowers!                             Cute Benny and his new helmet


He really is the happiest guy!                 The littles playing on the trampoline


Bella’s knee check up.  Looking good – knee immobilizer for the right leg, left brace for the left. Selfies while we wait and wait.



Fruit snacks?  Sure, but first you have to count them!


Joy treated us to McDonalds.  She and Bella had so much fun in the playplace.



Sawyer Park